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Posted on: December 15, 2016

Be In-the-Know When It Snows

Quick Links, Facts and Phone Numbers

Rockville, Maryland, Dec. 15 – When winter weather strikes, turn to the city’s website at www.rockvillemd.gov.

Closure and snow emergency information is available at www.rockvillemd.gov/weather, as well as through Facebook and Twitter, and by signing up for Alert Rockville notifications. Learn more at www.rockvillemd.gov/connections.

City crews treat and plow roads in the following priority order:
  1. Primary roads that consist of major arterial roads, emergency routes, central business districts and primary residential roads near schools.
  2. Secondary roads that consist of the remainder of neighborhood streets, alleyways and cul-de-sacs.
To check whether an address is within the city limits, visit the Address and Residency Check Map at www.rockvillemd.gov/maps.

Removing snow from sidewalks, driveways and entrances is the responsibility of the property and/or business owner or occupant unless a community association has assumed the responsibility. Snow and ice must be cleared from all paved sidewalks abutting a property as follows:
  • Up to 3 inches: Clear within 24 hours.
  • 3 to 9 inches: Clear within 48 hours.
  • 10 inches or more: Clear within 72 hours.
If residents are able to do so, they should clear snow from around fire hydrants

Seniors may request assistance with clearing snow from their property. Assistance is provided by volunteers and coordinated through the Rockville Senior Center. To volunteer or to request snow-shoveling assistance, call 240-314-8819 or the Senior Center Support Services office at 240-314-8810 or visit www.rockvillemd.gov/seniorsnowremoval

For answers to frequently asked questions about snow removal, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/winterweather.

Numbers to Know When It Snows
  • Emergency: 911
  • Rockville City Police Department (non-emergency): 240-314-8900
  • Report a Downed Tree to the City: 240-314-8700
  • City of Rockville Department of Public Works: 240-314-8500
  • Rockville City Hall: 240-314-5000
  • City of Rockville Recreation Programs Cancellation Line: 240-314-5023
  • Find Snow Removal Help for Seniors or Volunteer to Help Through the City: 240-314-8810
  • Montgomery County’s 24-Hour Crisis Center Hotline: 240-777-4000 (Anyone in Montgomery County who needs assistance to stay warm can visit the county Crisis Center at 1301 Piccard Drive.)
  • Report a Power Outage to Pepco: 1-877-737-2662
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Marylou Berg
Director of Communication

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